System Testing
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 23 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
23 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 635 698 670
Rank change year-on-year +63 -28 -41
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 186 352 531
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.33% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 132 219 292
10th Percentile £36,120 £31,250 £31,500
25th Percentile £38,250 £37,500 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.00% +1.01%
75th Percentile £70,313 £70,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,065 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.14% +5.88% -

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

System Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,366 106,324 132,591
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.77% 95.53% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 51,602 64,551 81,627
10th Percentile £29,500 £34,500 £32,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £54,929 £51,350
% change year-on-year -8.97% +6.97% +6.98%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing System Testing.

Salary trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing System Testing over the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

Salary histogram for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 23 February 2024. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
England +71 165 £57,500 +4.55% 95
UK excluding London -12 132 £45,065 +0.14% 74
Work from Home +114 65 £45,065 -9.87% 36
South East +93 48 £56,000 +1.82% 15
London +144 33 £60,000 -12.82% 22
North of England +42 31 £55,032 +37.58% 19
North West +57 27 £45,065 -9.87% 14
Scotland -4 18 £38,500 -23.00% 5
South West +6 17 £60,000 +20.00% 8
Midlands +23 16 £42,500 +13.33% 22
East Midlands 0 9 £42,500 +13.33% 8
West Midlands +34 7 £55,000 +41.03% 13
Yorkshire +48 4 £65,351 +74.27% 4
East of England +30 2 £65,000 +18.18% 4

System Testing
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.38%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.08%) Anypoint
3 1 (0.54%) Confluence
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.15%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (8.60%) Workday HCM
2 8 (4.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (2.15%) Salesforce CRM
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.54%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.54%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.54%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.45%) SaaS
2 11 (5.91%) Dynamics 365
3 9 (4.84%) Azure
4 7 (3.76%) GitHub
5 4 (2.15%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (1.08%) AWS
6 2 (1.08%) Entra ID
6 2 (1.08%) GCP
6 2 (1.08%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (1.08%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.08%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.54%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.54%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.54%) Azure Logic Apps
7 1 (0.54%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.61%) Network Security
2 2 (1.08%) DNS
2 2 (1.08%) Firewall
2 2 (1.08%) SAN
2 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.08%) Wireless
3 1 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.91%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (5.91%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.38%) GIS
3 10 (5.38%) MySQL
4 9 (4.84%) Geospatial Data
5 6 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.69%) Redis
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.54%) Delta Lake
8 1 (0.54%) DTS
8 1 (0.54%) Metadata
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (8.60%) Ant
2 7 (3.76%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.76%) Selenium
2 7 (3.76%) Spinnaker
3 5 (2.69%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (2.15%) JIRA
4 4 (2.15%) Robot Framework
5 3 (1.61%) Postman
5 3 (1.61%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.54%) Git
6 1 (0.54%) JMeter
6 1 (0.54%) JUnit
6 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.54%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.54%) TestRail
6 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (28.49%) Social Skills
2 27 (14.52%) Finance
3 24 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.91%) Banking
5 8 (4.30%) Retail
6 7 (3.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 7 (3.76%) Military
7 6 (3.23%) Manufacturing
7 6 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (2.69%) Telecoms
9 4 (2.15%) Billing
10 3 (1.61%) Aviation
10 3 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (1.61%) Marketing
11 2 (1.08%) Law
12 1 (0.54%) Automotive
12 1 (0.54%) Electronics
12 1 (0.54%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 37 (19.89%) Analyst
2 33 (17.74%) Developer
3 29 (15.59%) Software Engineer
4 27 (14.52%) Consultant
5 22 (11.83%) Functional Consultant
5 22 (11.83%) Tester
6 20 (10.75%) Test Analyst
7 16 (8.60%) Senior
7 16 (8.60%) Workday Consultant
7 16 (8.60%) Workday Functional Consultant
8 14 (7.53%) C++ Developer
8 14 (7.53%) Lead
8 14 (7.53%) Software Tester
9 10 (5.38%) Lead Consultant
10 9 (4.84%) Architect
10 9 (4.84%) Senior Software Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) Business Analyst
11 8 (4.30%) Software Developer
12 7 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.76%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.60%) Hibernate
2 15 (8.06%) .NET
3 11 (5.91%) .NET Core
4 10 (5.38%) Kafka
5 8 (4.30%) CSS
5 8 (4.30%) HTML
6 7 (3.76%) RESTful
7 6 (3.23%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.23%) ASP.NET
7 6 (3.23%) Middleware
7 6 (3.23%) React
7 6 (3.23%) XML
8 5 (2.69%) Blazor
8 5 (2.69%) GeoJSON
8 5 (2.69%) HTML5
8 5 (2.69%) JSON
8 5 (2.69%) Node.js
8 5 (2.69%) PostGIS
8 5 (2.69%) Svelte
8 5 (2.69%) Vue
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.69%) NHS
2 4 (2.15%) Product Ownership
3 3 (1.61%) AS400
3 3 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.08%) BYOD
4 2 (1.08%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.08%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.97%) Windows
2 32 (17.20%) Linux
3 5 (2.69%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.15%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (36.56%) Problem-Solving
2 58 (31.18%) Test Automation
3 48 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 43 (23.12%) Agile
5 35 (18.82%) Software Testing
6 32 (17.20%) Software Engineering
7 30 (16.13%) Regression Testing
8 27 (14.52%) Migration
9 24 (12.90%) Actionable Insight
10 22 (11.83%) Test Strategy
10 22 (11.83%) Validation
11 21 (11.29%) Functional Testing
12 20 (10.75%) Roadmaps
12 20 (10.75%) SDLC
13 19 (10.22%) Manual Testing
13 19 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (9.14%) GAP Analysis
15 16 (8.60%) Data Mapping
15 16 (8.60%) Legacy Data Mapping
15 16 (8.60%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 45 (24.19%) Java
2 35 (18.82%) SQL
3 32 (17.20%) C#
4 30 (16.13%) JavaScript
5 26 (13.98%) Python
6 16 (8.60%) C++
7 11 (5.91%) Ada
8 5 (2.69%) MATLAB
9 4 (2.15%) Apex Code
10 3 (1.61%) C
10 3 (1.61%) RPG
10 3 (1.61%) Rust
11 1 (0.54%) PHP
11 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.54%) VBA
11 1 (0.54%) X++
Qualifications
1 53 (28.49%) Security Cleared
2 31 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 22 (11.83%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (8.06%) ISEB
5 11 (5.91%) Degree
6 4 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.15%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.15%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.08%) CISSP
8 1 (0.54%) CBAP
8 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.54%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.14%) QA
2 3 (1.61%) Def Stans
2 3 (1.61%) MISRA
3 2 (1.08%) GDPR
3 2 (1.08%) GRC
4 1 (0.54%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.76%) Docker
2 5 (2.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (3.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (8.60%) Workday
2 14 (7.53%) Oracle
2 14 (7.53%) Salesforce
3 12 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.30%) SAP
5 5 (2.69%) ESRI
6 4 (2.15%) MuleSoft
6 4 (2.15%) UiPath
7 3 (1.61%) IBM
8 2 (1.08%) Agilent
8 2 (1.08%) HP
8 2 (1.08%) Jaspersoft
8 2 (1.08%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.54%) Databricks